Hay Storage

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  1. Nigerian Dwarfs

    Nigerian Dwarfs New Member

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    Aug 25, 2020
    washington
    We have two goats (Nigerian Dwarfs) and of course, they need both Hay and Alfalfa. Problem is that it makes a mess. Does anybody have any ideas?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Why not feed grass hay and alfalfa pellets?
     

  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    What exactly is the problem you are having? Is it that where you store the hay it makes a mess? Or where they eat it? Taking it where you store it to the hay rack makes a mess?
     
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  4. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    What do you feed in total? How old are they? Why do say they 'need' hay AND alfalfa?
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Good questions asked.
     
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  6. Nigerian Dwarfs

    Nigerian Dwarfs New Member

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    Aug 25, 2020
    washington
    Hay is for the pen, Alfalfa is for them. It becomes messy when we start taking from it. We feed them in a separate bin. It is not in a bin. We can't get the pellets, but thanks.
     
  7. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Don’t use hay as bedding.

    Are they does? How old?
     
  8. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    What do those sentences mean? Are you using hay as bedding? Why not straw for bedding? What is a bin?
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Do not use alfalfa hay for bedding, it molds quickly after they pee on it.

    Straw is the best for bedding.
     
  10. Nigerian Dwarfs

    Nigerian Dwarfs New Member

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    Aug 25, 2020
    washington
    They are does, about five months. We keep the hay and alfalfa in a shed. When we feed them alfalfa I put what they need into a bucket/bin. We use the hay for their pen - easier to rake up the stuff when we clean it out. We use straw- I just call it hay.
     
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